b"1 9 7 9THE LIVING HISTORY OF MRCA1 MRCA PRESIDENTEXECUTIVE SECRETARY MRCA LEADERSHIPCYRIL TILSEN ROBERT P. LYONS AND BARBARA D. MYERSBOARD OF DIRECTORSHAROLD C. BIEBEL LEONARD E. KELLYDONALD G. MCNAMARA RODNEY NAUCKEHOLLIS R. PORCHER ELMER BACCUSSTANLEY W. MILLER ALLAN BOONEKURT CARLSON W.G. COLLINSHARWOOD H. FENNER CLIFFORD JOHNSONROBERT E. FIRST BRIAN PARTRIDGECO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION COMMITTEELEONARD E. KELLYHISTORIC FACTS- The introduction of the Sony Walkman. - Black and Decker released the now-famous cordless mini-vacuum, The Dustbuster.- The highest Nielsen rating (24.1) for any basketball game in the US, college or pro, is still the 1979 NCAA Championship between Michigan State, with Magic Johnson and Indiana State, with Larry Bird. The highest-rated and most-watched NBA Final game was Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals which averaged a 22.3 rating. - ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) began broadcasting on September 7.- The McDonalds Happy Meal first went on sale in 1979.COSTOF L I V I N GMILK GAL. $1.62 BACON $1.49 LB.GAS $0.86EGGS$0.86 DZBREAD $0.30 SCOTCH TAPE$0.44, 1,100' ROLLAVG INCOME $16,530 DISPOSABLE DIAPERS $5.99, 40 CT. BOXHOUSE $58,100 PONTIAC GRAND$7,455LEMANS SEDAN"